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If you want innovation, start with the right breakfast!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 10/11/2020
Does culture still eat strategy for breakfast? That’s the question which I posted in a webinar which I was invited to present by ‘We are lean and agile’, a company whose vision statement is ‘making improvement easier for you.’ Through a mix of coaching and the deployment of Engage Process software they help organisations to […]
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Are you tackling your innovation blockers?

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 03/11/2020
What is the number one innovation blocker in your organisation? That’s the question which the team at Solverboard, the all-in-one innovation platform, recently set out to answer. Building on the success of their 2019 report which looked at five key innovation challenges including measuring innovation and employee buy-in, the 2020 report [1] identified five areas […]
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Owning the Innovation Agenda

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 05/10/2020
When the going gets tough, where are you to be found? Or is that an unfair question? You might even see it as a knee-jerk reaction to current circumstances, born out of the twin challenges of COVID and the ever-looming end of the Brexit transition period. Indeed, we can all acknowledge that over the past […]
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Creating an innovation strategy is a team effort!

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 28/09/2020
An inclusive and consensual approach to developing bold innovation strategies is needed. Why, you ask? Historically speaking, strategy formulation was an activity reserved for a select group of individuals in an organisation or external consultants.  Starting in the 80’s the strategy development process was professionalised as it evolved from the chief executive’s domain into a […]
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Joining the transformation and innovation dots

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 27/07/2020
No one is an island, so the saying goes, and the same is true of business concepts and delivery. Leadership theory, sustainability, lean project management, or indeed any other business practice cannot be taken in isolation. And if you try then the inevitable outcome is a clash between existing and new methodologies alongside confusion and […]
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The Three Pillars of Innovation

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 06/07/2020
Numerous research studies consistently show companies that double-down on innovation during downturns, using the time as an inflexion point to reframe for an innovation-led recovery, outperform those that don’t over the long term. But, reframing in such a way requires the core pillars for innovation capability to be firmly in place and despite two-thirds of […]
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9 Signs Your Industry is About to be Disrupted

  • Posted by Dan Toma
  • On 23/06/2020
With entrepreneurial successes such as Airbnb, Warby Parker or SpaceX taking over industries, the desire and ability to disrupt a sector via technological design is on the rise. Digitally advanced startups, entrepreneurs and innovators are disrupting the norm, in an otherwise controlled corporate industry, taking the lion’s share of markets and delivering far superior services […]
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Building bold strategies, one hypothesis at a time!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 16/06/2020
With an abundance of global reports and surveys outlining the continued challenges faced by organisations in their quest to innovate, the single biggest issue we still see leaders make is not creating absolute clarity on strategy. And if you subscribe to the notion of “tomorrow’s prosperity is dictated by today’s leadership decisions” then innovation has […]
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Why smart leaders are building innovation maturity NOW!

  • Posted by Cris Beswick
  • On 28/05/2020
In the middle of any crisis, the leadership dilemma is always how to continue shaping the future while balancing the short-term need to navigate the current storm. The crash of 2008 was the last catalyst for step-change. Although it can’t be compared in the same light, we think the current COVID-19 pandemic will be the […]
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